The University of Sydney is conducting a series of online surveys to find out about how COVID-19 is affecting gambling participation in Australia.
The research will contribute to academic discussions and inform practice and policy that seeks to enhance the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Find out more and take part in the survey by clicking here
As part of the measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian Government has placed restrictions on public gatherings and closed many businesses. Land-based gambling venues, such as pubs, clubs, and casinos, have been closed since 26th March 2020. Many sporting events have been cancelled. At the same time, many Australians are being impacted financially, through job losses, reduced working hours, and increased caring responsibilities.
The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown on gambling participation and experience of gambling problems in Australia.
It is being conducted by researchers at the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic and the Technology, Risk, and Mental Health Team within the Brain and Mind Centre and School of Psychology at the University of Sydney.
The research has not been commissioned by an external funding body and is being funded internally by the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic.